Monday, September 28, 2020

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

 


Why did Jesus offer His life for us?

Here are the SCRIPTURE verses which explain why, taken a phrase (even a word) at a time, so we may understand better the enormity of the Lord's SACRIFICE. 


1. To destroy the devil

14 Forasmuch then 

as the children 

are partakers 

of flesh 

and blood, 

he also himself 

likewise 

took part 

of the same; 

that through death 

he might destroy him 

that had 

the power 

of death, 

that is, 

the devil;

Hebrews 2:14 (King James Version)


2. In fulfillment of Scripture

46 And said unto them, 

Thus it is written, 

and thus it behooved 

Christ to suffer, 

and to rise from the dead 

the third day:

Luke 24:46 (King James Version)


3. To reconcile us with God.

18 For Christ also hath once 

suffered for sins, 

the just 

for the unjust, 

that he might bring us 

to God, 

being put to death 

in the flesh, 

but quickened 

by the Spirit:

1 Peter 3:18 (King James Version)


4. To give us eternal life.

15 And for this cause 

he is the mediator 

of the new testament, 

that by means 

of death, 

for the redemption 

of the transgressions 

that were under 

the first testament, 

they which are called 

might receive 

the promise 

of eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:15 (King James Version)


5. To die for the ungodly.

6 For when we were yet 

without strength, 

in due time 

Christ died 

for the ungodly.

Romans 5:6 (King James Version)


6. To redeem us from our sins.

7 In whom 

we have redemption 

through his blood, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

according to the riches 

of his grace;

Ephesians 1:7 (King James Version)


7. To redeem us from the vain traditional ways of our forefathers.

18 Forasmuch as ye know 

that ye 

were not redeemed 

with corruptible things, 

as silver 

and gold, 

from your vain conversation 

received by tradition 

from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood 

of Christ, 

as of a lamb 

without blemish 

and without spot:

1 Peter 1:18-19 (King James Version)


8. To resurrect Himself.

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, 

because I lay down 

my life, 

that I might 

take it again.

John 10:17 (King James Version)


9. To reveal His power over death.

18 No man taketh it 

from me, 

but I lay it down 

of myself. 

I have power to lay it down, 

and I have power 

to take it again. 

This commandment 

have I received 

of my Father.

John 10:18 (King James Version)


10. To show His love for us.

5 And from Jesus Christ, 

who is the faithful witness, 

and the first begotten 

of the dead, 

and the prince 

of the kings 

of the earth. 

Unto him 

that loved us, 

and washed us 

from our sins 

in his 

own blood,

Revelation 1:5 (King James Version)


(Bible verses from biblegateway.com)

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